Women’s Park and Gardens
1801 S Indiana Ave., Chicago, IL 60616
Community gardens in the parks enhance community dynamics on many levels. Visually, the community garden can reflect the health, unity, creativity, beauty, culture and diversity of its community. Physically, the community garden can become a natural outdoor gym, where lifting, bending, pulling and pushing all promote muscular and cardiovascular activity. Socially, the community garden can bring neighbors together who once were complete strangers by providing a setting for acquaintances to become friends. Mentally, the community garden is a safe place for residents to grow and connect with nature and its provisions through caring for ornamental and edible plants.